State of emergency lifted in Southold

02/10/2013 9:34 AM |
TIM KELLY PHOTO | The top priority for many on Saturday, including this Cutchogue resident, was trying to get free.

TIM KELLY PHOTO | The top priority for many on Saturday, including this Cutchogue resident, was trying to get free.

Southold Town lifted its state of emergency Sunday morning as town highway crews continued to plow and salt roads across the North Fork, town officials said.

Highway department superintendent Pete Harris and town workers have plowed through the night to clear away snow drifts that have covered some local roads, said town Superintendent Scott Russell.

“At lot of the drifting that takes place requires roads to be cleared time and time again,” he said.

The state of emergency was lifted at 8 a.m. Sunday and the Southold Town Transfer Station delayed its opening to 9 a.m., according to town police.

While roads in town were passable Sunday morning, Mr. Russell said they were “not perfect.”

“This February sun will melt it during the day, but when the sun goes down the roads will become dangerous,” Mr. Russell said.

He asked residents to be careful on the roads and to stay indoors if possible.

“If people are going to go out, keep your travel to a minimum,” Mr. Russell said. “Nobody should be in a hurry to get anywhere.”

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